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and pennsylvania, shows governor romney up on the president 49 to 47%. president obama has held the lead in poll for 17 of previous 19 days, that is all changed. we take all of that up here tonight. we'll talk with republican national committee communication director shawn spicer, wall street legend, louis lehrman, and fdic chair sheila bair is joining us, our first guest said that republican ground game, is beginning to show impressive results, absentee and early voting operation is now in full gear. and enthusiasm on the side of governor romney with just those 28 days remaining, joining us now is shawn spicer, republican national committee, communications director, you have to be delearous when you look at poll results in my career, i have never seen a one-week reversal like this. >> it is phenomenal, i think going back to the comments you talked about with respect to the debate, what i think really happened there, the obama campaign started with you know talking about how tired he was, al gore innocentiated it might bal -- insinuated it might be altitude, but they saw both candidates on stage
in front after pounding president obama in the debate. governor romney taking the lead in the polls in the latest pew polls governor romney leading president obama 49% to 45%. now last month he trailed by eight points. so can governor romney keep the momentum going or is he just on a political roller coaster? former senator fred thompson joins us. good evening, sir. >> good evening. >> greta: the republicans are dancing right now, but i wouldn't measure the drapes yet. >> no, no. still got a lot of campaign to go. but i think that for the first time people got a chance to see mitt romney and a little closer look at barack obama. you know, he hasn't been in that setting in a long time. i wasn't really surprised either case. nobody's ever accused romney of -- i mean obama of being a great debater. his only eloquence is off the teleprompter, in which he's very good at delivering a set piece, but not in that format. romney, on the other hand, has gotten better and better over several years, and down in florida is a good example of what he did, you know. he's been called everything and f
, governor romney extended his lead amongst independents. the republican nominee now leads president obama by 16 points in a key demographic. governor romney's lead there was only four points a week ago. parenthetically in 200 president obama when the independent vote by eight points over john mccain. we will take all of that up here tonight with fox news senior political analyst, brit hume, congressional candidate mia love and the a-team tonight is brad blakeman, judith miller, and james freeman. the obama white house is caught up in a torrent of questions about its response. the last ones about the terrorist attack in benghazi. charges of cover-up and incompetence are raging on capitol hill, and each day seems to bring new evidence of an administration that can barely keep up with new revelations and developments. now, we have learned that a top aide to secretary of state hillary clinton called the attack in benghazi and apparent act of terrorism in a briefing to capitol hill staffers today after ambassador christopher stevens and three other americans were murdered terrorists. fox news
, here's how it looks. >> we welcome president obama and governor romney. (applause) (laughter) (applause) thank you and good night. >> stephen: pretty much captures it. now of course a lot of belly acres on the left, incidentally bellyaching not covered under romney's plan, insisted on paying attention to the words they said, and pointed out that mitt changing almost all of his positions could backfire. like this from npr. romney goes on offense. pays for it in first wave of fact checks. oh no! mitt could lose the fact checking race. quick, some fact checker should research how many electoral college votes the swing state of fact checkelsvannia has. because-- because i think-- i think-- i think it's even fewer than north i don't give a [bleep]. folks, the fact check mafia is just a bet because romney won by pivoting. exactly like his senior advisor eric fernstrom said he was going to do after the primary. >> everything changes. if is almost like an etch-a-sketch, you can kind of shape it up-- shake it up and we start all over again. >> stephen: and everyone agrees last night mitt was pre
out. mitt romney and president obama tied in this key group. there is a look at the jump for governor romney. 38% to president obama's 56%, just a month ago, in september. but now he is at 47% and they are tied. see a commensurate drop in support for president obama in that one. stephen hayes, columnist for "the weekly standard" and fox news contributor. good morning, steve. >> good earn moing, martha. martha: this is a remarkable move. >> it really is. not just that mitt romney is doing better with women. he is doing better among every single cohort. improved his standing on on issues relative to the president. this is one of the polls where if it indicates a broader trend and that is huge if, for governor romney's campaign this is certainly putting him in a position where he could finish this out strong and potentially win. martha: said you can't win without the women's vote. look at 2008 exit poll where clearly president obama had a commanding lead over john mccain, 56-43. in fact we looked into it. the last time a republican has won with this group of voters, it was george h.w. bu
is the obama team, responding that, going after it? >> governor romney was trying to make a point cutting unnecessary spending said. i like pbs i like big bird. i even like you, jim lehrer, but i don't think you need the subsidy. obama campaign, seized on that. the president used that as a rip line to ridicule governor romney across the country. this morning they have a new ad about it. >> bernie madoff, ken lay, dennis kozlowski, i will criminals gluttons of greed and evil genius towered over them. one man has the guts to speak his name. >> big bird. big bird, big bird. >> me, big bird. >> a menace to our economy. mitt romney knows it is not wall street you have to worry about. it is "sesame street". >> reporter: that ad was out about couple hours, bringing out "sesame street"'s couldn't saying look at president obama has been talking about this. mentioned big bird eight times. elmo five times. zero mentions about libya and zero plans to fix the economy. this is going in a very interesting direction this morning. bill: back and forth we go. thank you, john. we'll follow the campaign stop
with new momentumming cutting into president obama's lead thchl afternoon, governor romney appeared in a rally in virginia and there is america needs this new direction. we cannot go on the path we've been on. and i will do it with your help. >> and there is describing leadership as weak. the obama campaign dismissed claims. >> the election is kicking into high gear for county election offices and last day to remember sister to vote by mail is october 30th. and there is you can be sure to stay with us for the coverage of the visit. our live team coverage at 6:00 and throughout the evening police looking for a man who sexual assaulted a woman walking to a bart station. it happened about 6:00 along delta regional train trail in eastern contra costa county. the man fondled her and police say the woman screamed and the man took off, running. glad to say the woman was not seriously hurt. and st new details emerge from the killing of a hercules woman. her body wooz found friday night. her family doing everything they can to track down the killer and abc 7 news is live in hercules tonight
presidential debate is scheduled for this thursday. president obama and governor romney will face off again on october 16th. in new york, ainsley earhart, fox news. >>> big concerns for redskins fans. how many more hard shots can robert griffin iii take? >> we don't want to find out. >> we don't want to know. >> an update on his health following sunday's concussion. we'll hear from coach mike shanahan as well. time now 4:55. we'll be right back. [ barack obama ] i'm barack obama, and i approve this message. [ female announcer ] he says... president obama and i both care about poor and middle-class families. [ female announcer ] but this is what the budget plan mitt romney supports actually does. more huge tax breaks skewed to the wealthy. while cutting nearly eight hundred billion from medicaid... even though middle-class families rely on medicaid to help loved ones cover nursing-home care. and it helps parents support children with disabilities. if mitt romney really "cares," wouldn't we see it in his priorities? >>> some good news no redskins fans. robert griffin iii says he fields good a
obama and governor romney are closer is ever but are they really? we will talk to a pollster about this details. >> all eyes are on the polls and they show a tighter race since last week's debate. how tough it is not so clear. mitt romney is doing much better up by five points over president obama. ohio and iowa could determine a winner. the numbers give him a new covenants but there is a gallup survey that says those numbers are going back down. >> as we continue to track it down, we think some of that is dissipating. >> the president is behind by two points among likely voters where this is the final day for brodeur registration. researchers say abortion remains a key issue for voters as it has in recent elections. that is as high a percentage as gallup has measured since the 1990's. another 45% of voters say abortion is one of the many important factors it will consider when casting their ballot. anti-abortion advocates are more likely to say it will consider -- iskandariyah's position on the issue. >> wyland clashes on the streets of athens. all sport by a visit by german chanc
in some respects to president obama's is because governor roney would have done things very differentlywo or the years ago. governor romney maids a critique in june of 2009. that's when to begin. >> woodruff: let me ask you very quickly, would governor romney, for example, be more willing to let israel go ahead and attack iran if it come to that? >> governor romney has made it clear can't dictate to israel how israel protects itself from what it considers to be an existential threat. governor romney hassles said that he would be israel's strongest supporter in the region. he's worried about predent obama's decision to create daylight between the united states and israel. >> woodruff: let me turn then to michelle flournoy. how do you respond for the campaign? >> the iran case is a great example of where the rhetoric would suggest huge differences between the president's position and governor romney's position. when you actually look at what romney called for, crippling sanctions, positioning our forces to be ready in the gulf and keeping the military option on the table, that's exactly wha
and some of his proposals are already policy under the obama administration. the former governor stuck to his written speech and has stumbled before on policy. >> "the new york times" says -- >> the obama administration was quick to put out a campaign add that showed his short comings. president obama and mr. romney faced off in a debate last week focused on domestic policy but the two men will meet on stage twice more in the coming two weeks and debate america's role in the world. "bbc world news," washington. >> now in just over an hour, the daredevil felix baumgardner is due to jump from the edge of space in a record-setting skydiving attempt. if he succeeds he will become the first person to go faster than the speed of sound without an aircraft. reporting from rozz well, new mexico. >> he will be taken 23 miles up by balloon to the edge of space. he is so might go up that if his space suit leaks, his blood will boil. he will break sound barrier. no one knows the effects it will have on him. >> we practiced this. this is my biggest dream. we are one step closer. i feel good at the m
, the former governor ridiculed president obama's defense of sesame street. >> when the president took office 32 million people on food stamps. now there are 47 million people on food stamps. these are tough times with real serious issues. so you have to scratch your head when the president spends the last week talking about saving big bird. >> romney plans to make stops in ohio four of the next five days. as the campaign heats up, cbssf.com is holding a series of presidential forums online. the candidates answering our questions. today's topic, the role of government, big versus small. >>> jerry sandusky still maintains his innocence but a judge sentenced him to decades behind bars. cbs reporter randall pinkston has more from the courthouse. >> reporter: jerry sandusky wore a red prison jumpsuit and said nothing as he entered court to hear his sentence. the judge ordered him to spend 30 to 60 years behind bar or as the judge put it the rest of his life. it was his first public appearance since he was convicted in june on 45 counts of sexually abusing 10 boys. sandusky made a rambling state f
of what you emphasize. >> last night at a fund-raiser in san francisco, president obama hammered governor romney on his shape shifting. >> a few nights ago, suddenly a guy pretending to be mitt romney stood on a stage next to me and said he's changing his plan. he's just going to pretend it doesn't exist. what $5 trillion tax cut? what was being presented wasn't leadership. that's salesmanship. >> when the storm clouds clear, which romney will voters remember? the bone dry severe conservative or the misty massachusetts moderate? the paradox of the mittens, a multi volume extravaganza continues. john heilemann, what do we make, what do you specifically make, of this politico inside dope that says ann and tagg romney have been instrumental in this recalibrated mitt romney? >> i never want to take exception that anybody mike allen and jim vandehei write but maybe there's a straining to find a more biz zanty explanation than is necessarily the case. to question that ann romney was unhawpe with what was happening to her husband as any reasonable wife would be, given the way he was being portra
as well. i'll be back with more traffic at 5:30. >>> president obama and governor mitt romney continue going full speed on the campaign trail. election day is now just four weeks away. last night the president had a late night fund-raiser in california. later today he'll be at ohio state university in columbus, ohio. governor romney will be making stops in iowa and ohio. a victory in ohio is expected to make or break a victory in the presidential race. >>> a pivotal race in virginia could determine partisan control of the u.s. senate and the men who want to be the next junior senator from virginia met for debate. republican george allen and democrat tim kaine spent the evening taking shots at each other's past performance as governor. when it came to washington, they agreed on one thing. that they can fix what's wrong with congress. >> frankly, we have a ball and change and that's congress. congress is holding us back. what we need to do is change congress, especially in two ways. we need people who are more fiscally responsible and we need more people who know frankly the basics about
this election year we've watched president obama and governor romney's campaigns carefully craft a message on who exactly their candidate is and what makes them tick. well, a pbs frontline documentary airing tonight is breaking through the talking points to find out what made these two presidential candidates the men they are in the words of their friends, family, enemies, and the reporters who have covered them. let's watch. >> he is a pragmatic business person. he's a guy who likes to take apart a problem and figure out how to get it fixed. >> barack obama is a fascinating mixture of boldness and caution but then once he makes a decision, it's usually the bold one. >> mitt romney has been accused of flip-flopping, but on mormonism he will never flip-flop. >> and yet in politics he has often tried to keep that part of him behind the curtain. >> the backlash against his presidency must be mystifying to him because he genuinely doesn't see himself as a radical. >> well, with us right now is mike o kirk producer of frontline, the choice, 2012. congratulations it will be fabulous to watch thi
look at it. it makes sense they believe that. >> here both governor romney and president obama suffered from early political bruising. obama in the primary race against bobby rush in 2000. let's watch that. >> the debate was watched by over 3 million people. as many people watched a super bowl in massachusetts. >> romney had these expectations that he was going to win up to here. and suddenly kennedy is up to here and romney is here. the race is over. >> bobby rush called him an educated fool, again, trying to sort of cast obama as this overeducated, half-white guy from hawaii with this multicultural background. he was not one of us. it was a bruising loss for him. >> i think the most impressive think about president obama is when he lost the race, got his butt kicked. he said i'm going statewide now. how many politicians say i got beat locally and i'm going to go statewide. >> he traveled all over the state trying to hook together a new kind of coalition that would help him get there, emulating mayor washington's victory in chicago with a lot of different kinds of people. you'll see in
a four-point edge over president obama, 49 to 45%. governor romney is also even with the president among registered voters. they're both tied at 46%. to give you some perspective, just last month, governor romney was trail the president by nine points. such a turnaround after last week's debate. reporting live here at sfo, bob redell, nbc bay area news. >> thank you, bob. and we do have complete coverage of the president's bay area visit online at nbcbayarea.com, including insider details on the president's private events. >>> and some san francisco voters, possibly inspired by the president's visit, getting a jump on the election. they are casting their ballots this morning for that early voting. this one will run through november 6th. hours are monday through friday, set from 8:00 a.m. in the morning until 5:00 in the evening. >>> also in san francisco, it is decision day for san francisco's suspended sheriff, ross mirkarimi. the board of supervisors will vote on his fate today. the embattled sheriff pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges related to an argument with his wife that left h
this tuesday night, battle ground ohio. president obama and governor mitt romney are both in that crucial swing state tonight. four weeks to the day before the election, and some analysts are pointing out there is a change in the polls. today yet another round of opinion polls showing governor romney pulling ahead of the president after that big debate. the governor now has a two-point lead in the latest gallup poll of likely voters. before the debate, the president was up by five points in the same poll. the obama camp down playing the numbers. one campaign spokesman says he expected this to happen. a live look now in ohio where governor romney is getting ready for a rally. 18 electoral votes up for grabs four weeks from tonight. as i reported, no republican has won the white house without first winning ohio. the governor started his day in another battle ground state, iowa. he responded to one of the president's latest attack lines over the governor's pledge to cut funding for pbs. home of big bird. >> these are tough times with real serious issues. so you have to scratch your head when the p
to polls, president obama stayed even at 48% before and after last week's presidential debate. governor romney saw a bounce up to 47%. but unemployment numbers could still give the president a boost in polls. mitt romney is using foreign policy to sharpen his attack on president obama. coming up what he would do differently to restore peace to the middle east. >>> mi pueblo is being hit with a boycott today. groups are falling on mi pueblo to rescind its decision to participate in a program that checks the immigration status of workers. they joined the program after federal immigration officials launched an audit in august of the immigration status of workers. >>> business owners are dealing with a fall out of a protest. ktvu's paul chambers is live with how one leader is saying the mayor needs to do more. >> reporter: before we get oo that, police -- to that, police tell me they knew of the protest but only expected 30-40 people who had peaceful protests in the past, that is why no additional officers were working. 2-300 occupies joined in and started causing havoc. >> 200 anti-war pro
debate performance last week, mr. obama sharpened his criticism calling governor romney's tax plan a relapse to the past. >> it's to let wall street run wild again, but he's going to bring the hammer down on sesame street. >> reporter: some supporters were surprised by forgiving of the president's debate performance. >> it shows he's human. he's like a regular person. >> i'm really rooting for him and hoping he can pull out some good arguments in his next debate and we'll see his poll numbers jump back up. >> reporter: the president told them to maintain enthusiasm. they need to be obsessive to help him get reelected. he's now on his way to ohio. he is scheduled to address a crowd of supporters at ohio state university later today. in san francisco, ally, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> mitt romney is also headed to ohio later dead, but made a stop in iowa beforehand. he wasted no time responding to the president's latest ad that pits romney against sesame street's big bird. >> these are tough times with real serious issues, so you have to scratch your head when the president spends the l
. governor romney has offered no specific ideas that i've heard that differ from obama or in some instances, even any specific ideas at all. >> having said that, the criticism against the president is this. by doing this kind of leading from behind strategy that he's adopted, that it lends itself tto a sense that america is no longer a truly dominant world power, that it's happy for others to take the lead. it creates a kind of vacuum which could be filled by undesirable people. >> well, that entire argument is based on a myth and that myth is that at some point in the past, the u.s. was able to simply snap its fingers or flex its muscles and force the world to its will. that has never been the case. i think it's really dangerous to consider the prospects of having a president of the united states who imagines that it is the case. we have to work with other countries to get forward and move forward. we can't just go into libya or syria or egypt or any of these places, walk in there and say you have to do exactly what we want. if mitt romney truly believes that, then i shudder to think how m
the presidential campaigns. president obama chooses governor romney of sending american jobs to china during his time at bain capital. romney called the present week on china promising stricter and forcing trade practices bowing to label a currency manipulator. some argue stronger rhetoric and tourist will lead to a loss for american consumers and u.s. companies conducting business in china. back to you. melissa: get somebody on the show who install solar panels in the u.s., buying materials from china, much cheaper over there and was so frustrated because he is in the solar business but is now being penalized because he buys from china. what is the next step? >> that is the thing to look at both sides for 10 seed manufacturers in the united states sometimes pushing for this and those who import and use these materials saying no, it really depends on the world trade organization when it comes to the broader practices to fight it out, but it is really just the commerce department, one more step and he can be paying a lot more to install those panels. lori: threatening to label them currency manip
the foreign policy proposals of governor romney in contrast to president obama? >> there's some differences that david articulated. the two that were probably most specific leaning forward more to arm the syrian opposition, i think that's actually a significant difference. >> rose: without promising the u.s. would do it. >> but clearly moving in that direction. essentially if you're not going to get involved military ourselves-- which he didn't promise to do, i think, quite rightly-- then i took it -- i don't see it as purely as you two. i think he would favor arming the syrians with fairly advanced weapons. anti-aircraft and anti-armor. >> rose: that's a distinction from the obama administration according to the -- >> right. i think the nuclear weapons capability line with iran. that seems to be different because the president's always talked about we're not going to contain an iran with nuclear weapons. mr. romney seems to be saying we're not even prepared to get that close. obviously the devil's in the details. >> rose: so governor romney's red line may be earlier than president obama's
, if you were president obama or his campaign and you heard governor romney say in a big foreign policy address that the -- >> you have gotten it wrong. >> i'm not going to accept the premise. >> he said negotiated. >> no, he didn't. >> look at the transcript. >> that is the truth. he has done as little as possible on trade. >> we will see on thursday night how the ryan debate goes with joe biden. right now i have to tell you ed, your man is in a heap of trouble. i appreciate it. >> jennifer rubin and steve, thank you very wuch. and to our big tweet. you have to love our cnbc intern. hi, don'those adds. coming up. an investigation exposes how the president's campaign may have violated federal election law. [ horn honks ] hey, it's sandra -- from accounting. peter. i can see that you're busy... but you were gonna help us crunch the numbers for accounts receivable today. i mean i know that this is important. well, both are important. let's be clear. they are but this is important too. [ man ] the receivables. [ male announcer ] michelin knows it's better for xerox to help manage their fin
's in the details. >> rose: so governor romney's red line may be earlier than president obama's red line. >> exactly right. i actually thought one other thing was interesting which is he talked about our relationship with most of the arab countries. the egypts and others, the libyas. what he essentially laid out was called a conditional foreign policy. essentially saying, look, the era where we gave aid to you all and you act as you see fit is over. we will continue to work with you but only so long as you meet us halfway, whether it's the way you treat women, girls and minorities, your foreign policy more broadly against israel and terrorism. i think that's an important statement and one that people in both parties should be able to support. >> rose: and it would include both egypt and saudi arabia? >> that's an interesting question whether it goes to saudi arabia, bahrain. and, again, the devil is in the details and how we're going to do that but clearly i think it was aimed at egypt. >> rose: what about this idea of defense treaties and the idea of nuclear weapons systems? did he speak to that? >
, he did. >>> president obama and governor mitt romney campaign in the critical state of ohio today. romney is going to try to capitalize on a big swing in the polls after last week's debate. this morning a national pew research poll shows romney leads the president 49% to 47%. in the same poll last moment, the president led 51 to 43%. in virginia yesterday romney blasted the president's leadership on foreign policy. >> we face real challenges right now. but they're not greater than we're able to overcome. as long as we have leaders that will take us on the path that will restore america's strength and vitality, i'll bring us back. i will get us back on track. i will keep america strong with strong values and strong homes. i'll make sure we rebuild our economy, we put people to work, and i'll make sure we have the strongest military in the history of the world. we'll keep a military second to none. >> last night in san francisco the president told supporters his record on international affairs is strong. >> every brave american who wears the uniform of this country should know as lo
president obama was skating to victory, there was nothing that was going to stop him and governor romney was dead and his political fortunes were over. in the split of a second it is almost the opposite. there are four weeks to go, there are still a lot of campaigning to do, critical debates have to happen. the president did not have a good debate, i think that is self-evident. moving on i think you have two key debates and the vice presidental debate that will be really critical. how each candidate performs in those debates will have an incredible significance in who wins the president. he's got to come in especially in his first debate, the president, in the town hall and hold governor romney's feet to the fire about his policies, hess facts and make him explain his contradictions and how his policies will not work. jon: chris he says that you've got to love this business -- i'm sorry, pete i want to address this to pete. i was thinking about chris' quote that you've got to love this business. so pete you've got to love this business when your candidat canned seems to be surging. >> i'
in the debate this past week between governor romney and barack obama. the argument for most of this year barack obama has been hitting mitt romney on war on women, arguing he is a waging a war on women. trying to scare women voters what life would be like under a romney presidency. mitt romney for a long time has a way of dealing with this, you saw this in particular in the convention try to make himself more likeable, talk about how he was a good husband and good father and good things he had done for people. that wasn't necessarily working. the point of the column what you saw him do at debates this week instead make his policy arguments. to instead go out there, clearly explained how he is going to help the middle class. in doing so, make all voters and women too realize that some of the things that he was putting forward could actually have a positive impact on their life. that went far more toward making him more likeable than some of his more overt actions. jenna: very interesting to see what changes can be made in just a short time. you mentioned the convention. quick final question here
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